Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand in her semifinal match against Na Li of China during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

As we all know, Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February. We also know that Serena Williams marches to the beat of her own drum. That’s why she decided that she wanted to start paying tribute to Black History Month now — during the Australian Open. Check out these pictures of Serena’s swag from the first round that Busted Racquet passed along:

Nike created the gear specifically for Serena, with the designs featuring Black History Month monograms. Williams has never been afraid to express herself by way of her clothing, and personally I think breaking out the Black History Month gear early is a nice touch. If it’s something you believe in, why wait?

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